Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Analysing Mike Ashley's Latest Claim Surrounding Potential Sale of Newcastle United

Analysing Mike Ashley's Latest Claim Surrounding Potential Sale of Newcastle United

Mike Ashley has told Sky News he wants to sell Newcastle before the January transfer window and says a deal could happen.

Ashley, who bought the club in 2007 and has been criticised for a lack of investment in the transfer market, said talks were "at a more advanced stage than they have ever been".

"I'd like it to be before the January transfer window", he said.

In a brief interview, the Sports Direct and House of Fraser owner did not name the potential buyer.

Ashley nearly sold the club last season to businesswoman Amanda Staveley but the deal fell through.

Before Newcastle's 2-0 home defeat to West Ham on Saturday, they had won their last three games - and Ashley cited the good form could help with the sale of the club.

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley tried to buy Newcastle for £250m past year, but she could not agree a deal with Ashley.

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I am hopeful for the Newcastle fans for the club and for everyone I will be able to step aside and we will be able to get an owner in who will please everyone.

Asked about the likelihood of the month-long timeframe being met, he described it as "possible", stopping short of calling it realistic - saying it was "too strong a word".

Benitez's side lost 3-0 at home to West Ham on Saturday, a result which ended a run of three successive victories, their first of the season after a hard start.

His TV appearance on Monday night (see below) ensuring he was the biggest topic of conversation for both Newcastle fans and neutrals alike, rather than the next match at Everton on Wednesday.

They are now 15th in the table with 12 points from their opening 14 fixtures, and face Wolves at St James' on Sunday with protestors calling for a boycott of the televised match.

Ashley confirmed any potential buyer must be able to provide transfer funds.

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